Dec
23
2016

Music and Dance

In his newest book, Music and Dance—Critical Factors of Practice and Conditioning, Ken Hutchins reveals the unflattering history of early physical education and exercise physiology that denied the present generation of musicians (and everyone else) a practical understanding of exercise principles and guidelines for mastering the skills of music and dance.

 

Music and Dance—Critical Factors of Practice and Conditioning contains much new material absent from his earlier books plus refined explanations of material some readers have seen before. For the most part, this book is not as technical as The Renaissance of Exercise, but it does have sections throughout that require close reading. It also includes first-time discussions about inroad and cardiac perfusion that many exercise instructors will wish to add to their preliminary considerations. It strongly recommends The Renaissance of Exercise to readers who want deeper detail.

 

Music and Dance—Critical Factors of Practice and Conditioning completes Hutchins’ odyssey to write for the music community. His initial foray into this area was a collection of articles submitted in 1976 to Ellington Darden, PhD, then Director of Research for Nautilus Sports/Medical Industries. These early articles were laid aside in 1977 for Hutchins to begin as Darden’s technical writer.

 

Music and Dance—Critical Factors of Practice and Conditioning is formatted to eventually serve as an eBook, although it is now only readable as a protected PDF on a desktop or laptop PC. No Macs are supported. Note that some of its links are not yet active and updated versions will be distributed as the new website at seriousexercise.com is completed.

 

Music and Dance—Critical Factors of Practice and Conditioning is distributed through a CopySafe portal and read with a free download of the CopySafe Reader. The price per PC is $25.00. For information please email Ken Hutchins at seriousx@mycci.net.

 

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